The Broadland Regatta 2024

The Broadland Regatta 2024

In just a few weeks time Waveney and Oulton Broad Sailing Club looks forward to greeting visiting Squibs to enjoy their unique brand of close racing at one of the Class's long-standing strongholds. The uninitiated will quickly grasp the reason for this famous venue's...

Squib MAYhem – Burnham style

Squib MAYhem – Burnham style

The Burnham Squib fleet is revving up for a stupendous summer of Squib sailing, adding the 2024 East Coast Championship to a calendar of open events already topped by the Burnham Gold Cup and tailed by Burnham Week. Somewhere along the line a strong contingent from...

SQUIBS  at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show”

SQUIBS at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show”

Next weekend,  February 24th/25th all eyes will be on the Farnborough Exhibition Centre, where the latest edition of this increasingly popular gathering of the yachting clans kicks off another sailing season in style. RYA Members are entitled to free entry and the...

Haven Ports Y.C. Squib fleet news

Haven Ports Y.C. Squib fleet news

Stop press: 'step-on-step-off'  Squib sailing on the East Coast Due to expansion of the Squib berths at Haven Ports Yacht Club,  based at Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the River Orwell we now have space for even more Squibs. It’s a truly great place to sail your Squib...

A Burnham Squib Year. 2023.

A Burnham Squib Year. 2023.

Burnham Squibs 2023 annual report. The Burnham Squib fleet kicked off the 2023 season with the Cheeseboard, The racing was followed by the main event, lunch upstairs with the traditional copious supply of Port which of course is essential to wash the cheese down!...

Irish Squib Inlands 2023

Irish Squib Inlands 2023

Irish Squib Inland Championships 2023 Lough Derg Yacht Club in Tipperary hosted this year's Inland championship on the weekend of 14-15 October. Three visiting UK boats were made most welcome and we hope to attract even more overseas Squib sailors next year. In all,...

The WSC Navigation Race

The WSC Navigation Race

WSC Navigation Race is run every year from Waldringfield to Wilford Bridge and return. Judging the tide is crucial. Here is the tide Mill at Woodbridge and Ruby passing by on her return with David Cannell in command

The Waldringfield Cartoon Trophy

The Waldringfield Cartoon Trophy

The annual Waldringfield Sailing Club Cartoon open meeting was held over theweekend of September 16th / 17th Six home Squibs were delighted to welcometwo visitors from further down the Deben. As usual, we received a sailing lesson from 91 Dave Pinner and Jono Baker...

The UK South Coast Championships 2023

The UK South Coast Championships 2023

A calm  Solent weekend dished up some very tricky Squib racing at the 2023 South Coast Championships hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club over the weekend of September 9/10. Three races in light wind was probably more than expected on the Saturday, when crews first...

2023 Irish East Coast Championships

2023 Irish East Coast Championships

The 2023 Challenge Squib Irish Eastern Championships,  hosted by Howth YC attracted 23 teams for an event  held in generally  light breezes and under the recently unfamiliar glare of glorious sunshine. Saturday morning’s clearing fog left PRO Derek Bothwell with no...

BURNHAM WEEK 2023

BURNHAM WEEK 2023

What a great week it was for the Burnham Squibs! Not only socially, but on the water, too, despite two non-sailing days.  A total of 29 Squibs braved the week, including just one visitor – (the Rusty boys), this included sailors of all ages and was by far the biggest...

Bembridge Regatta – The Royal Vic Squibs on Tour

Bembridge Regatta – The Royal Vic Squibs on Tour

PHIL RUSSELL WRITES: A quick note from Bembridge where we raced the final day of their regatta. Braving 31 knot gusts Kestrel (Harry White & Charlie White) Osprey (Chris Gear & Sue Mclaughlin) and Icarus (Phil Russell & Olie Matthews) flew down to St...

2023 WELSH SQUIB OPEN

2023 WELSH SQUIB OPEN

South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club were hosts to a somewhat reduced fleet for the 2023 Welsh open but the racing was no less intense. In a week that saw heavy weather devastate the racing schedule of many of the UK events,  the Welsh Squib fleet completed their 12-race...

2023 Irish Nationals

2023 Irish Nationals

Royal North of Ireland welcomed the Squib fleet to the shores of Belfast Lough for the 2023 Irish National Championship on the weekend of 4/5/6 August sponsored by Rodgers and Browne Estate Agents. 2023 Champions. 139 Inshallah. David Eccles and Michael Wright The...

Irish South Coast Champs 2023

Irish South Coast Champs 2023

Kinsale Harbour felt unseasonably winterish as the Squib fleet headed out the harbour to race for the Frank Clark ltd South Coast Championship. With 21 boats racing a strong Westerly was blowing as the first race got away promptly and perhaps remarkably for this...